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Conservation

6 Ways to Revamp Your Leftovers

Wasted food is wasted energy, so rather than scraping your plate into the garbage or leaving leftover food at the restaurant where it will end up in the trash, try turning that leftover food into a wh…

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Find Your Place in Nature With the Christmas Bird Count

What types of holiday traditions does your family have? In our household, trimming the tree is an all-in family activity requiring Santa hats and (when the Texas weather cooperates) mugs of hot cocoa.…

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A Ridiculously Simple Way to Keep Your House Warm

  In the winter, bitterly cold temperatures can take a major hit on your utility bills. But what's the alternative -- freeze? Wear gloves and a hat to bed? It doesn't have to be that way, thou…

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An Inspirational Low Cost Kitchen

Located in Hudson, NY, on Warren Street (the town's main thoroughfare, known for its antiques shops and restaurants), The Hudson Milliner is a recently opened bed & breakfast from Shannon Greer (a…

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Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the next gardening se…

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Homemade Kitchen ‘Scrubbies’ From Mesh Plastic Bags

Never wanting to waste and always out to conserve, I'm forced to get a little creative when finding new uses for all that random plastic debris that somehow seems to find its way into our homes. Even …

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14 Surprising Uses for Cable Ties

  Ridiculously cheap and ridiculously effective: now that's the perfect household tool. They're great for keeping your cords neat and organized, of course, but that's just one of hundreds of a…

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It’s Been One Year Since Sandy. Are We Prepared for the Next Big Storm?

As communities in New York, New Jersey and along the U.S. Northeast coast mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating Superstorm Sandy, many people are working to make their communities more resi…

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How We Can (Really) Fix Our Crappy Economy

Last year I posted a video titled "The Story of Stuff," featuring the inspiring and engaging Annie Leonard. This video explained, in plain terms and with enjoyable animation, why our current cons…

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Transform Doors Into Creative Decorations

At Remodelista, we've looked into reclaimed doors as decor before (see 5 Quick Fixes: Repurposed Doors as Decor). Bon, a large, atmospheric bistro in Bucharest, Romania, takes the concept to a new l…

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happy passover

Lucky, lucky Grace; her kids are gorgeous. Her use of them; hilarious, and beautiful.